Oscar Niemeyer in Second Life

Now I and student team of Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. are developing 3D image database of Oscar Niemeyer on Second Life. This is an official art project of "The 100th anniversary of exchanging between Japan and Brazil".

A big image screen appear from floating box, and when it is touched, original website is displayed.

All images are downloaded from image search by Google. Because of the specification of Second Life, it is necessary to one by one upload all images now.

This is still a prototype now. I want to form it to "Niemeyer's shape" finally. And also, the other archiving project that uses Google Earth is starting.

I will stay in Brazil between from Aug.1 to 9, and take photographs of Niemeyer's architecture and the city scenery of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. These material will be used for this project. Moreover, I will make a presentation of this project in FILE 2008 (Aug.5 15:30~).


Developing team:

Hidenori Watanave
Kanako Hayashi, Kaname Shimizu, Makiko Suzuki, Ryuta Kawahara, Yohei Nakano